Intensive Recruitment Basic Course

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salary 700 €
salary Tallinn, Springhub
salary You will need a: laptop, tablet or smart phone

About the course

Purpose: at the end of the training, the participant is able to conduct different recruitment and selection processes using the recruitment and selection methods.

Learning outcomes. By the end of the training the participant:

  • is able to build a conversation with the recruitment manager, draw up a recruitment plan and map the candidates
  • knows the principles of recruitment and is able to apply them
  • uses different recruitment channels for sourcing
  • automates the search of candidates using various extensions
  • uses various modern recruitment channels for recruiting
  • uses various technological solutions for conducting interviews,
  • assesses the suitability of the candidates for the position and the organization.

Teachers: https://ittalent.ee/en/services/our-trainings/teachers 

Julia Jolkin:

Master's degree in Communications (Tallinn University, 2004)  

10 years of experience in HR and 7 years in IT recruitment. Nowadays still actively recruiting IT professionals and managing a team of IT recruiters.

For the past 5 years I have been sharing my knowledge at seminars and in-house trainings. Experienced speaker at international recruitment and sourcing conferences.

Jelena Laudver: 

Master's degree in Business Administration  (TalTech, 2017). HR professional with 16+ years of experience in large international companies.

Jelena has experience in leading teams and sharing her knowledge as an internal trainer and visiting lecturer in different educational centres.

Group size: 12

Language: ENG

Target group and conditions for starting the course

Target group: specialists, working or about to start working in the HR field who want to acquire the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the selection and recruitment of personnel.

Curriculum group: business and administration, secretarial and office work.
Conditions for starting the course: the possibility to use a personal laptop, tablet or smartphone during the training. Personal profile on LinkedIn.

Detailed description

I module  Introduction, recruitment plan and candidate mapping

Teachers:  Julia Jolkin ja Jelena Laudver

  • the role and competencies of a recruitment specialist
  • recruitment principles and peculiarities
  • preparation for the search 
  • preparation for the intake meeting with the recruitment manager, preparation of the job profile and job advertisement
  • the importance of employer branding in recruitment
  • recruitment search strategy, search workflow and talent market mapping
  • practical exercises and home assignment

II module  Sourcing

Teacher: Julia Jolkin

  • search preparation and Chrome extensions
  • extensive search capabilities on LinkedIn, Boolean in Linkedin and practical examples
  • search and automation options in CV-Online and CV Keskus
  • practical exercise and home assignment

III module  Sourcing

Teacher: Julia Jolkin

  • Google X-Ray csearch method
  • search automation
  • alternative search options (including free tools and  solutions)
  • practical exercises and home assignment

IV moduleRecruitment workflow and communication with candidates

Teachers: Julia Jolkin, Jelena Laudver

  • creating a recruitment workflow in Trello
  • best channels for engaging candidates
  • communication with candidates. How to approach candidates to receive their response?
  • creating sample pitch messages, emails with Mixmax and Google Gmail
  • practical exercises and home assignment

V module   Conducting interviews and selecting candidates

Teacher: Jelena Laudver

  • introducing different digital solutions for online interviews (Skype, Zoom, Teams)
  • different types of job interviews and choice of a suitable type
  • preparing for the interview. What questions to ask and how? How to read between the lines?
  • candidate selection criteria, creating a score card
  • practical exercises and home assignment

VI module - Finalising the recruitment process

Teacher: Jelena Laudver

  • candidate's motivation and how to influence the decision to accept a job offer
  • completing the recruitment lifecycle
  • overcoming rejections and counter 
  • sending polite reject letters to candidates and analysis of the recruitment workflow results
  • the final test

Volume, structure, environment and tools

Volume: 36 hours in total, 16 hours of which are auditorium training, 8 hours of practical tasks in a an auditorium and 10 hours of independent work (practical tasks and independent work are done online), 2 hours of homework review and written feedback.

Training environment: all trainings take place in the modern rooms in the start up hub  SpringHub (Pärnu mnt. 148, Tallinn, 2nd floor).

The training room is well lit, ventilated and equipped with modern technical equipment - data projector, flip chart and the possibility to use the Internet. On the training day, participants will be offered coffee, tea, water and cookies/other snacks.

If on the day of the training the restrictions of the Government of the Republic on physical meeting apply, then the training takes place in the Zoom environment.

The number of participants in one group is a maximum of 12 people.

Learning tools: the training provider will prepare and print out study materials. All practical exercises and homework shall be done online.

A laptop, tablet or smartphone is required to participate in the training.


Each participant graduates the course with good take aways: innovative tools, templates and models. Also with recommendations on how to continuously develop in this area.

Evaluation and graduation

In order to graduate the participant must take part in at least 70% of auditorium training and practical work.

The achievement of learning outcomes is assessed on the basis of practical work and a final test.

The certificate is issued to the student if he or she has participated in at least 70% of the lessons and successfully completed the final test.

The proof of participation in the training is issued to students if the learning outcomes were not achieved, but he or she participated in the training.

The proof is issued according to the number of  lesson hours attended, but not if the student attended less than half of the auditorium hours.